William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, NJ 07470

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,583
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,605 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

76%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

William Paterson University of New Jersey is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 10,791 applications and 8,162 students were granted admission. William Paterson University of New Jersey is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 0% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 99% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1080

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

William Paterson University of New Jersey charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $17,868 and in-state students paid $9,976.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$15,530
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$9,976
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$17,868
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of William Paterson University of New Jersey's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,588 (which is 3.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2016-2017, was 908, which is 68% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,492 (which is 3.6% above the national average.)

$4,588
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,492
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
89%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, William Paterson University of New Jersey has enrolled a total of 10,583 students (7,823 students full-time and 2,760 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,583 students, 1,133 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 9,103 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,480 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 460 students for distance studies.

10,583
Total Enrollment
1,133
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 44%

Hispanic: 27%

Black/African American: 15%

Asian: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 1,105
Education 11% 866
Psychology 7% 514
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 6% 486
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 478
Social Sciences 5% 349
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 318
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 234
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 213
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 202

Graduation & Dropout Rates

51%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of William Paterson University of New Jersey full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
46%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$32,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of William Paterson University of New Jersey graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,600. Last year, out of the total 2,796 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,600 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,967 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,700 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,600 $44,300
Employment Rate 93% 91%
Total Graduates 2,796 2,967

Campus Location

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